HD Tune Pro
HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:
- Benchmark: measures the performance
- Info: shows detailed information
- Health: checks the health status by using SMART
- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
- Temperature display
HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.
In HD Tune Pro we can see how linier the performance of each drive is. The C300 128GB holds a tight line across the graph and here we see that the maximum and minimum numbers are not very far off. The average read speed of 276MB/s is a little slower than the 256GB C300, but both drives when running SATA 6G are capable of speeds much higher than the SATA 3G drives.
The 128GB C300 has a lower write speed than the 256GB C300 and SandForce SF-1200 drives. We will have to wait until the real world tests to see how being limited to 140MB/s effects real world use, but at this point it looks like in the 100 / 128GB capacity the smaller C300 is at a disadvantage.